PETALING JAYA: A Sarawak minister has lamented education minister Fadhlina Sidek’s failure to meet state representatives to discuss pressing issues since she took office in December.
State education, innovation and talent development minister Roland Sagah Wee Inn claimed that Fadhlina had been ignoring his ministry’s attempts to set up a meeting, the Borneo Post reported.
“I am aggrieved that our request to have a meeting with the federal minister concerned (Fadhlina) has not been successful.
“To add salt to the wound, there was no professional courtesy of inviting my ministry during her visit to Sarawak recently,” he was quoted as saying.
Sagah said Fadhlina’s visit to the state was “choreographed and orchestrated”, with the federal minister only visiting well-maintained schools while those with urgent issues were left unattended.
He said he had only managed to meet Fadhlina once since she became education minister, when she paid a visit to Sarawak premier Abang Johari Openg earlier this year. Fadhlina had visited Sarawak in January.
Sagah said a delay in the appointment and replacement of headmasters and principals was among the pressing issues that schools in Sarawak were facing.
He also said the issue of dilapidated schools in the state needed urgent attention.